Getting a Library Card

Anyone four years and older may obtain a library card at no charge. Application must be made in person and proof of identity is required. 


Acceptable Forms of Identification 

  • Driver's License

  • Passport

  • Student ID

  • Government Issued ID (e.g. Military)


Staff should be notified immediately in the event of a lost or stolen cards. Replacement cards are $2.00. Replacement cards will not be issued to patrons with lost items or outstanding fees.

Borrowing Materials

  • Patrons may check out up to six items at a time.

  • Patrons must present library card to check out materials.

  • All DVDs must be checked out on an adult card.

  • Books and audio books may be placed on reserve by patrons in good standing.

  • Borrowing periods are also follows:

    • Books                         2 weeks, renewable twice

    • Audio Books             2 weeks, renewable twice

    • DVDs                          5 days, non-renewable                          

    • Magazines                 5 days, non-renewable

    • Newspapers              Library Use Only

    • Genealogy                 Library Use Only

Returning or Renewing Materials

Items may be returned during the Library's operating hours to the front desk. A drop box is located on the Temple Avenue side of the building for returning materials. ​


Eligible items may be renewed twice if there is no hold on the item. Items can be renewed in the Library, by calling 205-932-6625, or online.

Returning Materials Late or Damaged

Fayette County Memorial Library does not charge fines for overdue materials. Materials should still be returned on or before the due date. Any item not returned 14 days after its due date is considered lost, blocking accounts from check-out and subjecting patrons to lost fees. Once any item considered lost is found and returned, accounts are restored and fees erased.

As a reminder to our patrons, overdue notices are emailed as soon as an item becomes overdue. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the patron to return overdue materials.

Damaged Items or Lost Items

Price of Item


Library Cards